動詞 prefer 用來表達「偏好;較喜歡;寧願」之意

S+prefer  N to N.

S+ prefer V-ing to V-ing.  (喜歡前者勝於後者)

S+ prefer to VR. (較喜歡...)

EX1. I prefer pear to apple.(我較喜歡梨子)

2. I prefer surfing on the Internet to studying English.(我偏好上網而不是讀英文)

 

    I prefer washing the dishes to cooking. (我寧願洗碗也不願意煮飯)

prefer to VR rather than VR

I prefer to watch TV rather than play basketball. 我寧願看電視也不願意打籃球

would rather VR than VR     中文意思是「寧願....而不願...」

I would rather talk than read.(我寧願說也不願意讀)

I would rather meet face-to-face than talk on the phone.(我寧願面對面開會也不願意透過手機對話。)

rather than 的用法則是「對等連接詞」,因此所接的詞性要一致。名詞連接名詞。動詞連接動詞。副詞連接副詞

中文意思為「是...而不是...」

例如:

Cindy  decides to be a teacher rather than a cook. Cindy 決定成為一名教師而不是廚師。

For studying, I understand rather than memorize.讀書而言,我是理解而不是死背。

For exercise, I walk quickly raher than run slowly. 以運動來說,我快走而不是慢跑。

If I want to wear this clother, I will wear it in July rather than in December.如果我想穿這件衣服的話,我會七月穿而不是12月。

 

 

lead to / result in / bring about / cause /give rise to/ contribute to/ conduce to 用法

other than/besides/except/except for/aside from/apart from文法使用方式

 當介係詞使用的to ,後加v-ing

 雙重否定句 not,never,no without/butVR

 與現在/過去事實相反的假設語氣

 unless if not 用法

 顏色相關的英語片語

 英文越來越比較級與雙重比較句the 比較級,the 比較級

 assist/consist/resist/persist/insist/Persevere 用法

 lest/for fear of /for fear that /in case of /in case/ in the case of 文法

 There is no denying that or what how when 名詞子句

 ...也不為過英文句型 can't too

 not to mention/not much of a 使用方法

 nothing but/ anything but/ everything but 用法

 As soon as /Once/ On+ v-ing/ Hardly when ~~文法

 表雖然although /Much as/ Despite /In spite of 句型

 that 同位語

 英文文法分詞構句與獨立分詞構句

 It 作虛主詞的常見句型

 A along with B 使用方式

 as such/ as with/ as for /as of/as to

 英文倍數比較級

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